Friday, July 11, 2008

"Manhattan" Fish Chowder

Sometimes I am so envious of people being able to tell wonderful stories on their blogs. i struggle with that because I have a hard time putting down what I think into words and I try not to reveal too much about the kids on the WWW and that makes it hard because they are a very big part of my life. I am a stay at home mother so almost everything about my life would include the kids....hummmmm how do I include my readers while still maintaining a distance with the children it is a hard balance and really who wants to hear about the big mess they need to clean up or my woes in potty training my son. At the end of the day that leaves very little to discuss.
Some bloggers have a way of coming up with the most entertaining stories, I hope to learn from them and someday I hope to be able to look at life and tell an entertaining story...until then, here is some food.

This is a flavorful and low calorie fish soup or chowder that my family loves.

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 large carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 14 oz. can stewed tomatoes

1 large Idaho potato, diced

2 fillets tilapia, cut in large cubes

1 large bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon oregano

a few threads saffron


1 tablespoon soup spice (if you don't have then just add some salt)

3 cups chicken or vegetable stock

2 to 3 cups water

In a large pot over medium-high heat add olive oil, onion celery, carrot and peppers sweat for about 5 minutes and add the potatoes, garlic, tomato, stock, water, seasoning cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are nearly done. add in the fish, cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the fish is done and serve.


Mom said...

Looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it!

Aimée said...

I hear you about potty training woes..but it is getting better. Maybe by Noah's third birthday!

White On Rice Couple said...

I don't blame you about keeping certain things private on your blog. There are some really wierd freaks out there, we've come across them. Just be careful, but otherwise, there are many wonderful people in the blogging world!

I think your blog is great and your writing is honest and sincere. Your dishes are delicious and inspiring too, that's why I come back!

Warda said...

- We are mothers. We can't help ourselves. We need/have to talk about our kids. We just can't help it. Did I tell you that L still remembers your Tadaa!! And your yoga poses... And here I go again ;)

Shayne said...

WORC - Thank you so much I really admire your blog and what you do with it so your compliments mean a lot.

Warda - yes that is true that is what mothers do best. I have to say L's Tadaas are so cute.

Maggie said...

I agree that it can be hard to find that balance between sharing your life with your kids and feeling like you are keeping them safe. Speaking of big messes is there ever a time where there isn't one?

What kind of soup spice do you use?

Sophie said...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)